Apsara Beachfront Resort & Villa

Khao Lak, Thailand

The hotel

You could be forgiven for thinking the Apsara is only for water babies, with its beachfront setting, infinity swimming pool, villa pool, two kids' pools, pool villa upgrades, water slide and of course, the obligatory Jacuzzi. But there’s more to the Apsara than sun, sea and sand. Set in unspoilt tropical greenery, along Pakarang Beach, this All Inclusive haven offers a range of drinks and things to do. There’s the Thai cookery classes, Thai boxing, spa treatments, bike rental and kayaking to name but a few!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

In tropical Phang Nga, set in a secluded location along Khao Lak's Pakarang Beach. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

The Resort Zone has 195 rooms and Villa Zone has 60 villas. All with private balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, TV, DVD/CD player, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary WiFi, safe, mini-bar*, fridge, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. Superior Rooms overlook the gardens or swimming pool and have 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior, Deluxe and Pool Access Rooms - 1 Nov-30 Apr, All Inclusive includes: Beverages include local beer, local cocktails, local whisky and soft drinks. Unlimited non-alcoholic drinks from 11:00am-11:00pm at Ila Lounge. International buffet lunch including beverages, wines, local beer and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. Daily theme night buffet dinner includes beverages, wines, local beer, herbal juices and soft drinks at 7:00pm-10:00pm at Kinnaree Restaurant.

Superior, Deluxe and Pool Access Rooms - 1 May-31 Oct, All Inclusive includes: International buffet or set/ à la carte (depending on occupancy) for lunch including beverages, wines, local beer, local cocktail, local whisky and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, finger sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries at 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. International buffet or set/à la carte (depending on occupancy) for dinner.

Jacuzzi and Pool Villas - 1 Nov-30 Apr, All Inclusive includes: Beverages include local beer, local cocktails, local whisky and soft drinks (unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) and can order drinks from Kinnaree Restaurant, Ila Lounge and Horizon from 11:00am-11:00pm. International buffet lunch includes wines, local beers and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Set or à la carte menu for lunch including beverages, wine, local beers and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Napalai Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, sandwiches, cake, snacks, cookies, pastries from 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge. Daily theme night buffet dinner includes beverages, wines, local beer, herbal juices and soft drinks at 7:00pm-10:00pm at Kinnaree Restaurant.

Jacuzzi and Pool Villas - 1 May-31 Oct, All Inclusive includes: International buffet or set/ à la carte (depending on occupancy) for lunch including beverages, wines, local beer, local cocktail, local whisky and soft drinks from 12:00pm-2:30pm at Kinnaree Restaurant. Afternoon tea/coffee, finger sandwiches, cakes, snacks, cookies and pastries at 4:30pm-5:30pm at Ila Lounge or Horizon Bar. International buffet or set/à la carte (depending on occupancy) for dinner.

Deluxe Rooms have garden views, a spacious balcony, bathroom with combined bath and shower, with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Access Rooms offer a spacious private terrace with direct access to the pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Jacuzzi Villa feature a separate living and outdoor bath, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Pool Villas feature a private swimming pool and sundeck, with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed in the lounge, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Kinnaree Restaurant (International buffet cuisine), Napalai Restaurant (Thai fusion), Zeus Beach Restaurant and Bar* (fresh seafood barbecues, pizzas and International dishes), Ila Lounge (All Inclusive), Horizon Bar* and private dining*. Beachfront infinity pool with water slide. Villa pool. 2 kids' pools. Jacuzzi. Apsara Spa*. 2 gyms. Bike rental. Non-motorised water sports including canoeing and kayaking. Beach volleyball. Table tennis. Kid's room and playground. Thai cooking classes*. Thai boxing. Library. Meeting room. Laundry service/dry-cleaning service*. Shop. Tour desk. Babysitting* (on request). Internet corner. Complimentary WiFi available. Room service*.

5 nights between 20 Dec-10 Jan.

*Denotes local charge.

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Jul 16, 2019 sawittrees2019 Khao Lak, Thailand

That’s awesome at here. 🥰 We have had a lovely time at Apsara,this is beautiful place and the staffs are so wonderful,lovely and nice. They upgraded our room from Deluxe to Honeymoon suite with sea view free. I would recommend staying at here.😍 thank you for everything. Besides ,this place was closely the surf school. That’s convenience for… Read more
That’s awesome at here. 🥰 We have had a lovely time at Apsara,this is beautiful place and the staffs are so wonderful,lovely and nice. They upgraded our room from Deluxe to Honeymoon suite with sea view free. I would recommend staying at here.😍 thank you for everything. Besides ,this place was closely the surf school. That’s convenience for surfers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel to get away from it all

Jul 13, 2019 blackratbloke

We stayed at the Apsara between 10-17 June 2017 as part of a twin location holiday, here and Phuket. First impressions after a poxy 16 hour flight then a 1.5 hour bus trip were bang on. The staff there could not be more friendly, and greeted the three of us like old friends despite never having visited before. We were given a welcome drink and… Read more
We stayed at the Apsara between 10-17 June 2017 as part of a twin location holiday, here and Phuket. First impressions after a poxy 16 hour flight then a 1.5 hour bus trip were bang on. The staff there could not be more friendly, and greeted the three of us like old friends despite never having visited before. We were given a welcome drink and a cooling towel (VERY gratefully received after the long journey!) and all our luggage was labelled ready to be taken to the room. We were given our 'briefing pack' with the hotel layout etc and issued with our all inclusive bands for the duration of our trip. We were told the room would be ready as soon as they could finish preparing it so we went and got a very quick drink in the bar near the beach before being given our key and taken to the room. Bags arrived with us and we were left in peace very quickly. We were near the river just across from the villa part of the resort and we were really happy with the view and the standard of room. We had been upgraded to a superior family room and before we went we were offered a fairly decent price to upgrade to the villa area but thought we couldn't justify the extra added fee after the initial holiday cost. Although the villa area was really nice (better than the standard area), we didn't feel we'd missed out on anything but not upgrading. That said, we went on several trips during our time here so spent little time at the hotel during the day. If you are planning on staying at the resort for most of your holiday, then you may want to think about upgrading for the privacy aspect and more peaceful surroundings. The room itself was a short walk from reception and on the first floor. It was in excellent condition, well cleaned every day and had no faults. The air con worked perfectly (which you will need, it was really hot and sticky in Thailand in June) and the bathroom had a fully working shower and bath. The only thing I found with the bathroom was the very small step down into the room from the hallway part. I guess this is to prevent water running out in to the room if anything overflows, BUT! its a pain in the middle of the night when you are half asleep and the lights are off. My toe still bears the scars... As some others have mentioned, the big open view in to the room was a little odd, but the large blind pulled down means you can keep your privacy. The resort was really quiet when we were there with very few people there at all. I can imagine this place must get busy during high season but it was SOOO peaceful when we were there. The breakfast was excellent, with plenty to choose from and all options catered for. I was eating various Thai dishes for breakfast which did feel strange but the quality was too nice to turn down. We ate here every day. The all inclusive option was a bit difficult to grasp at first, with you not being able to get drinks at Zeus bar during the day unless you are eating there. Not much of a problem as the main bar is only a 20 second walk away but we couldn't understand why they didn't allow us to order from any open bar?! The food in the evening was also amazing. There was a fixed menu to choose from rather than buffet but there was loads of choices. My fussy son was kept happy and tried a lot of the things from it. I can recommend the fishcakes and the tenderloin steak. Once I found that it was hard to want to try anything else, it was that good! You can also eat in the restaurant in the villa area which specialises in Italian which we tried. The walk over the bridge was nice and the whole resort looked lovely with the lights at night. Only gripe with that restaurant was it was really hot, much hotter than the other two but this may well have just been the night we went there. Watching the tiny lizards running up and down the walls was fun to watch too. :-) We never visited the spa during our trip, but we went past it many times. It looked amazing but we never found the time to go n for a massage or treatment. :-( Due to having trips pre-booked we didn't use the tour booking person at the hotel. Their prices looked good though, much cheaper than holiday companies. We did use the taxi service though to go to Bang Niang market one night. It was 500baht for the round trip which we thought was pretty reasonable. It's about 4 (ish) miles away so if you're planning on walking it, you will sweat! The taxi was right outside the hotel and you pay when you get back so no worries about them not collecting you. We arranged a time to be picked up and off we went. The market was great, lot's of the usual touristy market stuff, with plenty of 'genuine fakes'. There was a lot of street food stalls too and bubble tea carts which we loved. Drinks out and about are slightly cheaper than the hotel mini bar prices too. The hotel is some distance from any kind of shopping or tourist area although there are a couple of shops and restaurants on the road down from the main road. As many others have mentioned, the elephant sanctuary next door was amazing too. It was 200 baht for entry and a small basket of either bananas or sugar cane to feed them. Another basket is 100 baht. They also offer packages where you can walk/bathe the elephants too but we only fed them. They were well looked after and the staff will help you with pictures etc. They deserve any tip you give them and are really grateful for them. The baby elephant was really friendly, and due to it's cuteness got most of our basket goodies... We never went in Memories beach bar as it was closed for the season when we were there. It looked nice though, would have been great for a sunset cocktail on the beach. Overrall, this was a great hotel and we had no issues. The staff were great, the food was excellent and the room was really well cleaned and maintained. We would have no hesitation in returning here when we go back to Thailand. Thanks Apsara, keep up the excellent work! Read less
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Jul 12, 2019 Ellie R

I have just, very sadly, just finished a two week stay at Apsara beachfront resort and villa! I have been lucky enough to have many holidays and travel around the world with my family, but can honestly say this is the best holiday I have ever had. Firstly I would like to say the cleanliness of this hotel is impeccable. They pride themselves on… Read more
I have just, very sadly, just finished a two week stay at Apsara beachfront resort and villa! I have been lucky enough to have many holidays and travel around the world with my family, but can honestly say this is the best holiday I have ever had. Firstly I would like to say the cleanliness of this hotel is impeccable. They pride themselves on recycling and cleaning the beaches free of plastic. This is something I’ve never seen in any other hotels I’ve stayed at, and you can even join in in cleaning the beach and sea if you would like. The rooms are spotless, and again focusing on going green, they will only change the beds and towels if you put a small sign out which is provided. I think this is so brilliant to be more efficient and helpful towards going green. Secondly has to be the staff, the staff here are on another level of amazing. They literally cannot do enough for you, they are so attentive and genuinely kind it is admirable and some brits could definitely take a leaf out of their book!! I made such a good friend with a lovely waitress called Nuk and my experience wouldn’t have been the same without her. Also Ram in the Zeus restaurant, he works so so hard and has ensured we would never go without or have a bad experience in any of the restaurants on site. He looks after his staff too which is almost rare to see in all inclusive resorts like this. Also the receptionist, Yuni, is so wonderful. Every time we had any queries or issues (such as mosquito bites or being locked out the safe) she was literally there immediately to help, such a kind lady with brilliant English!!! Thirdly, the location is just amazing. It’s in such a beautiful town with so much to see, such as markets, a beautiful temple and is literally right on the beach. There’s nothing I would change about the location or staff or food or anything like that. We have been in July and only had one cloudy day and three showers all lasting about 10 minutes each so don’t be put off that it’s off season at this time of year. The only thing I would say, which is literally nothing to do with the hotel is the mosquitos are out 24/7 in full force! And no sprays from the UK work, so when you arrive, you can either go to Kao Lak pharmacy or the hotel shop and buy some tiger balm, this takes the sting out almost immediately and stops itching! If you put this on every night before going for dinner you should be okay. Honestly do not want to go home, so sad to leave and will be back as soon as possible. Thank you to all the staff at Apsara, including those I’ve mentioned and also Kathin, Gandhi, and literally so many others. You’ve given me a holiday of a lifetime. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel with AMAZING staff

Jul 12, 2019 hay2815

Wow!!!! This holiday has been fantastic from start to finish (as we have 2 days left sitting on the sun-bed) This hotel is just amazing!!!! This is now our favourite ever holiday as is it just paradise. No rushing to put your towels down at 6.00am...........just sitting right on the beach...........and that’s before I even mention the staff.… Read more
Wow!!!! This holiday has been fantastic from start to finish (as we have 2 days left sitting on the sun-bed) This hotel is just amazing!!!! This is now our favourite ever holiday as is it just paradise. No rushing to put your towels down at 6.00am...........just sitting right on the beach...........and that’s before I even mention the staff. The best staff we have ever come across and we have been to a lot of hotels. The first mention is Yuni who is the best Receptionist we have ever had the pleasure to meet.....she literally goes above and beyond to ensure you receive the best ever service. The second mention is Ram the restaurant manager who literally can’t do enough for you. He has made us feel so looked after. The last mention goes to Nuk who is just the best waitress and has made us feel like we are being served by a friend not a member of staff. That is only 3 members of staff but believe me they are all amazing. I would definitely return and that would be a first for our family as we like to explore different places but it has been amazing and we are all sad to go home. Well done team Apsara Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing 5⭐️ service

Jul 12, 2019 red_jim1972

All inclusive is not yet caught on in Thailand but the Apsara Beachfront resort is really trying hard to make it work. The hotel is clean, food Thai authentic and the location is fabulous... all of which would make any destination a favoured choice however the jewel in the crown for this white sand beach resort is the Thai service. As a family… Read more
All inclusive is not yet caught on in Thailand but the Apsara Beachfront resort is really trying hard to make it work. The hotel is clean, food Thai authentic and the location is fabulous... all of which would make any destination a favoured choice however the jewel in the crown for this white sand beach resort is the Thai service. As a family we are travelled all over the world and have never experienced personalised service like it - all hotel staff were fantastic, engaging and uncompromising with their efforts to please and make your stay as comfortable as possible. A special mentioned must go to three specific individuals: Yuni from reception goes above beyond, Ram who is the restaurant manager who goes to every length to make sure your meal is the best and Nuk who is the best waitress we have had the pleasure to meet. We never go back to our holiday destinations as we feel we should explore as many places as possible however with the Apsara beachfront resort we would make the exception and come back as it’s service is that good! Read less